I love being happy. I wake up every morning in my beautiful house that I worked hard to have. My doggies are wagging their tails. My finances are in order. The birds are chirping. The coffee tickles my senses. Yet, I open up my email and Facebook/twitter and am bombarded with unhappy people and their problems and insecurities. It’s not what I want in my life. It’s not what I am accustomed to dealing with. I vent on Facebook/twitter because of the weight I have to deal with in being the person people confide in, but it reflects poorly on me. It’s not who I am. I am a happy person. I love life and am always giggling. Because of that, I just can no longer be involved with unhappy people who are lost. I can’t save anymore lost puppies. I can only give and express happiness and love. It’s who I am. It’s all I know.
In Arthurian literature the concept of the “feminized male hero” rejects the overtly masculine medieval gender role of embracing egotism, sexual promiscuity, and unrestrained blood lust, and embraces the romanticized idea of the sensitive man whose sense of self is challenged by the temptations of women surrounding them. Through the rejection of traditional medieval gender roles of the nobility and gentry classes, the female characters and male heroes create a separate world. This world found in Arthurian literature does not represent traditional European culture, but rather creates a world of entertainment and intrigue that artfully reveals the motivations of human behavior and personal desires. The correlation between the Internet world and Arthurian era fiction is remarkably similar. People creating an alternative persona that has no true representation to their inner being as a way to embrace who they want to become.